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20 October 2020

HWRCs to close as part of Welsh lockdown

All Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Wales will be shut as part of the ‘fire break’ two week national lockdown, announced by the Welsh first minister yesterday, 19 October. [caption id="attachment_138718" align...


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17 September 2020

Free food caddy liners dropped in Telford and Wrekin 


Telford and Wrekin council has announced that households will no longer receive free food caddy liners, as the local authority said they are “no longer sustainable” for its waste contractor Veolia to provide. The council ...

17 September 2020

Richmond and EMR strike weighbridge deal


European Metals Recycling (EMR) has reached an agreement with the London borough of Richmond upon Thames following a dispute over the amount paid for metal from its recycling centre. Payments will now be made by EMR using Richmond...

17 September 2020

Defra surveys Covid-19 waste budget impact


A survey of all English councils is currently underway, seeking to understand whether they have taken a financial hit in providing waste services during the pandemic. The survey is being carried out by the Department for ...

16 September 2020

ADEPT publishes final waste survey results


In its final survey analysing the impact of Covid-19 on council waste services, the Association of Directors of Environment, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) found that nearly a quarter of recycling services remained disrupted. The ...

16 September 2020

Greenwich set to introduce fortnightly collections


The Royal Borough of Greenwich’s cabinet is set to approve the introduction of fortnightly residual waste collections today (16 September), after a report recommended the proposal as part of cost saving measures.  If the proposals gain ...

14 September 2020

Judge rules for Essex in Tovi Eco Park dispute


A High Court judge has ruled in favour of Essex county council in the latest judgment in the long running dispute between the local authority and UBB Waste (Essex) Ltd. UBB operates the Tovi Eco Park facility in Basildon. Several ...

11 September 2020

Paper sector lobbies Indonesian Embassy over exports


Representatives of the UK recovered (waste) paper industry went to the Indonesian embassy in London yesterday (10 September) seeking clarity on the paperwork requirements for the export of material to the south east Asian country.

10 September 2020

Tendring sees ‘big increase’ in recycling rates


New figures have shown a “big increase” in recycling rates across Tendring, north east Essex, for the last financial year, Tendring district council claims. Data provided by Essex county council shows the overall recycling ...

10 September 2020

Portland EfW application submitted to Dorset


A planning application has been submitted to the unitary authority of Dorset council for an energy from waste facility at Portland. Dorset has a lack of domestic residual waste infrastructure and currently waste is sent as RDF to ...